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Seven Manx beaches fail to meet bathing standards

Thu, 03 May 2012


There's both good and bad news for the Island's beaches.

The Good Beach Guide has updated its ratings for bathing areas across the British Isles today.

Both Castletown and Derbyhaven receive the recommended status, an improvement on last year when only Derbyhaven met the standard.

However, the number of beaches failing the water test has increased.

5 failed last year, whilst 7 of the 19 tested aren't good enough this year.

Overall the Island was one of the lowest ranked areas of the British Isles, with only Lancashire, North Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway fairing worse.


Areas tested

Derbyhaven - recommended

Gansey - fail

Laxey - pass

Jurby - fail

Peel - fail

Port Grenaugh - fail

Port Erin - pass

Kirk Michael - pass

Castletown - recommended

Port Lewaigue - fail

Douglas Broadway - fail

Douglas Central - fail

Douglas summerhill - pass

Fenella Beach - pass

Garwick - fail

Glen Wyllin - pass

Port Soderick - pass

Port St Mary - pass

Ramsey - fail


Details of the 2011 results




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